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Chatter box Seven new regional representatives are being sought by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to speak for vets from those regions and to represent their views to BVA Council.

The opportunities are available in in the North-East, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Representatives from all sectors of the veterinary profession are urged to apply.

BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, said: "Our regional representatives are integral to that mission and to the activities of Council - contributing to effective horizon scanning on matters of veterinary policy and providing an informed steer to BVA’s Policy Committee.” Chatter box

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UK-VARRS report ‘demonstrates power of working together’
UK-VARRS report ‘demonstrates power of working together’

NOAH welcomes figures showing 53 per cent fall in food-animal antibiotics
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Experts warn of the risks of festive weight gain
Experts warn of the risks of festive weight gain

Pet owners urged to ‘watch and weigh’ to avoid the ‘Christmas Effect’
Two-thirds of vets work when sick, survey finds
Two-thirds of vets work when sick, survey finds

BVA survey highlights problem of presenteesim
BVA launches 10 pledges for general election manifesto
BVA launches 10 pledges for general election manifesto

Pledges include protecting all animals in law
Majority of European vets in the future will be female, survey finds
Majority of European vets in the future will be female, survey finds

More than 14,500 professionals respond to FVE study

Edinburgh installs new veterinary linear accelerator
Edinburgh installs new veterinary linear accelerator

Advanced therapy offers new cancer treatment options
Veterinary antibiotic sales halved in four years 
Veterinary antibiotic sales halved in four years 

Vets welcome findings from latest VARRS report
Vets call for improved global access to veterinary medicines
Vets call for improved global access to veterinary medicines

Position Statement designed to raise awareness of problems around regulation
Supplementary guidance on veterinary certification
Supplementary guidance on veterinary certification

BVA responds to plans in case of a no-deal Brexit
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Livestock Antibody Hub receives funding boost

The Pirbright Institute has received US $5.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to form a Livestock Antibody Hub aimed at supporting animal and human health. The work will bring together researchers from across the UK utilise research outcomes in livestock disease and immunology.

Dr Doug Brown, chief executive of the British Society for Immunology, commented: “The UK is a world leader in veterinary immunology research, and this transformative investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will drive the next chapter of innovation in developing new treatments and prevention options against livestock diseases".

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